The Science of Controlled Burns

When:
January 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
2019-01-15T19:00:00-06:00
2019-01-15T19:15:00-06:00
Where:
Heller Nature Center
2821 Ridge Rd
Highland Park
IL 60035
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Science of Controlled Burns @ Heller Nature Center

Every year, on average, land managers perform controlled burns across roughly 2,500 acres of Lake County Forest Preserves in order to reduce nonnative, invasive plants and encourage native growth. The district’s Leslie Berns will discuss the importance of prescribed burns for land management, the timing, how sites are chosen, and the impact on both plant and bird life.